Ascend Publications

This case study offers readers an in-depth look at how Colorado has embraced a two-gernation approach across state and county agencies and the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. It offers practical tools and resources in addition to lessons from Colorado’s work. September 2016.

Two-Generation Playbook

Ascend at the Aspen Institute publication on the two-generation approach and its core components. September 2016.

The demographics of families in poverty around the globe may be diverse, but parents’ dreams for their children are similar everywhere: good health, a good education, economic stability, and a better future. May 2016.

This report from the Two-Generation Outcomes Working Group is designed to set a foundation for how practitioners and policymakers consider the intended outcomes of two-generation programs and the pathways to achieve those outcomes. March 2016

Study which expands how higher education for formerly incarcerated women facilitates family and community transformation. Using the two-generation lens, it reflects the way women and men in communities affected by incarceration actually experience family relationships. Susan Sturm, Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia and Vivian Nixon, College and Community Fellowship. September 2015.

Brief with information about two-generation strategies and the levers of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Ascend at the Aspen Institute, July 2015.